And He said unto them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How Much Do You ‘Love Thy Neighbor’?

I wanted to share a commandment today. It was a commandment that is in the old testament and the new testament, but with a major difference. The commandment changed a little.

Lev. 19:18

“…but you shall love your neighbor as yourself…”

And now the “new commandment’ -

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you,..”

Jesus told us to love others the way He has loved us!! Jesus laid down His life for us! He not only loved His neighbor as Himself, but He loved him MORE than Himself… HE DIED for others.

This is an amazing difference when you compare this new testament verse to the old testament verse. No other moral or religious system in the world every prescribed any thing so pure and unselfish.

How much do we ‘love our neighbor’?

Would we lay down our life for one another?

Think about that.

Jesus IS love.

Do we love Him back?



Debby@Just Breathe said...

I guess my answer is, not very much, we barely know them. I never see them at all. I usually go around to each neighbor at Christmas and gift them a small gift or baked goods.

Toyin O. said...

Help us to love our neiighbours as ourselves Jesus.